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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Nicholas, Durweston, Devon.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

A special edition of the programme to mark the tenth anniversary of the UN Convention forthe Rights of the Child. The UN's special representative for children and armed conflict, Ugandan Olara Otunnu, chooses words and music spanning cultures and continents, including Andrew Motion 's visit to Anne Frank 's
Huis and an early performance by Yehudi Menuhin. Producer Jane Jeffes. Repeated at 11.30pm
Programme of the Week: page 133


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Anne Frank
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin.
Producer: Jane Jeffes.

: On Your Farm

Ben Coutts has spent a lifetime in farming and estate management in the Grampian Mountains of Scotland, but his farming is just the tip of the iceberg. He has been a politician, broadcaster, and author and was a young captain in the Second World War. In this programme his full life is revealed. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Ben Coutts
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week, moral arguments and perspectives on stories familiar and unfamiliar. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Alan Titchmarsh speaks on behalf of a charity which provides telephones for over 1,000 blind people who otherwise could not afford one.
DONATIONS: Telephones for the Blind Fund, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44 Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Crown Him the Lord of Years. A service celebrating Christ the King, from Christ's College, Cambridge. Led by the chaplain Owen Spencer-Thomas. With the college choir directed by David Rowland.


Unknown: Owen Spencer
Unknown: David Rowland.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to news, with the big stories of the week and the weekend. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is cook Clarissa Dickson Wright , who came to cooking as a professional late in life.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am
A new Desert Island Discs collection Classics in Paradise is available now from all good record shops.


Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games pays a return visit to the Grand Opera House in York. Jeremy Hardy and Sandi Toksvig join regulars Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor . Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair. Musical accompaniment is provided by Colin Sell. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Provided By: Colin Sell.

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper finds out how to source the best fish: both from the sea and from fish farms. Producer Jessica Mitchell. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Jessica Mitchell.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox


Unknown: James Cox

: Amazing Grace

A celebration of traditional shape-note music from rural America and the diverse mix of enthusiasts who meet for both the singing and the good Southern hospitality. Producer VivBeeby

: Gardeners' Question Time

Carole Baxter , Nigel Colborn and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by gardeners from Perthshire. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: John Cushnie Gets Down to Earth

John Cushnie comes to the rescue of three West
Midlands families who want their gardens transformed. In the process they learn the basics Of gardening. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: John Cushnie
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Classic Serial: The Bell

By Iris Murdoch , dramatised in three parts by Michael Bakewell. Raising the bell from the lake required almost supernatural strength, and Dora is determined to continue playing the witch in the holy community of Imber. Final part.
Music Elizabeth Parker. Producer Catherine Bailey Director Jane Morgan. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Music: Elizabeth Parker.
Producer: Catherine Bailey
Director: Jane Morgan.
Michael Meade: Crispin Redman
Paul Greenfield: Nicholas Farrell
Nick Fawley: Nicholas Boulton
James Tayper Pace: Philip Voss
Mrs Mark: Jane Booker
The Abbess: Janet Suzman
Dora Greenfield: Cathryn Bradshaw
Noel Spens: Charlie Simpson
The Bishop: Norman Rodway
Catherine Fawley: Emma Gregory
TobyGashe: Jamie Bamber
Mark Strafford: Matthew Morgan

: Open Book

David Stenhouse isjoined by ex-Python and writer Terry Jones , writer and reviewer Philip Pullman and children's editor of The BooksellerCaroline Horn to recommend children's fiction and non-fiction for Christmas. Producer Erin Riley. Rptd Friday4pm


Unknown: David Stenhouse
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Producer: Erin Riley.

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook whose guests this week are the popular Scottish poets Liz Lochhead and Robert Crawford. Both have drawn on nationality and gender and an acute sense of place in their poems.
Producer Lindsay Leonard. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Robert Crawford.
Producer: Lindsay Leonard.

: File on 4

Reports on major issues. Repeated from Tuesday

: Put Asunder

Michael Rosen presents a series of talks on the process of divorce and its aftermath, drawing on his own experience and eye-witness accounts from estate agents, grandparents, lawyers and counsellors. 2: The Phoney Peace. The warring couple tries to patch things up. Relatives worry about what to write in the Christmas cards.
Producer Jane Ray. Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jane Ray.

: Pick of the Week

John Humphrys presents his selection from the past week on BBC radio. Producer Bob Carter PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]. WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Bob Carter

: The Archers

Lynda gets her man. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and flannel: page 45

: Room for Improvement

Laurie Taylor and guests suggest ways to improve mind, body and soul.
Producer Chris Wilson. WRITE TO: Room for Improvement, BBC Broadcasting House, London, WlA 1AA.
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson.

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Law in Action

Presented by Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Marcel Berlins.

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare discusses the psychological phenomenon of burnout in sport. Producer Charlie Taylor
PHONE: [number removed]44 for more information (R)


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Analysis

Doctors, teachers and civil servants are under attack as "forces of conservatism". Tony Blair wants them to be more like the private sector.
David Walker asks if the public is at risk of losing its servants' prized professionalism. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: David Walker

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsleywith next week's political headlines. Including 10.45 On the Road An
Education Select Committee asks if children are receiving a sufficiently healthy diet. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsleywith
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

The guide to the world of learning. Rptd from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Odd Bits

Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm

: The Late Story: From Time to Time

By Pippa Gladhill, read by Christian Rodska. Once there was a couple, Jane and John, who one day, quite unintentionally, broke the time barrier. Producer Paul Dodgson (R)


Read By: Christian Rodska.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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